Nate De Jong was born on April 26, 1989,
to Greg and Sherri De Jong. He has two siblings, Justin De Jong and
Amy Borman. Nate also has a dog named Buddy.
The last four years at Central Lyon have been quite busy for Nate. In school he has been in choir for two years and he keeps a busy schedule of classes. Nate’s senior year classes include government, calculus, business marketing, PE, single survival, speech, and accounting.Nate has also participated in the mentoring program, and he is a very active participant in sports all four seasons of the year. He plays football, basketball, track, and baseball. In football Nate was named 1st Team All-District and All-State Quarterback, and in baseball he was named two-time 2nd Team All-Conference. In fact, Nate was named most athletic in the senior class, along with having the best smile and being voted the most likely to become famous. Nate is also a member of Senior RCYF at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.
Among Nate’s favorites are the movie Superbad, the color black, the book Do You Love Football?, the subjects PE and health, and the TV show SportsCenter. His favorite food is pizza and he likes to listen to all kinds of music. Nate’s most memorable high school moment was winning the Class 2A Iowa High School Football Championship. Nate has also made academics a priority; he has made the high honor roll every year and has even been offered a full scholarship to play college football.
Nate’s future plans include going to college and getting married. In ten years he hopes to be working at a good job and to be married with kids. If Nate could spend one day with anyone, living or dead, he would pick Michael Jordan because he was Nate’s idol as a kid. Nate’s words of wisdom to the underclassmen are “know your role and play for keeps.”